Bridging Covid transitions

Navigating change is a skill. A skill we will need as we emerge from Covid lockdowns. The world has changed, and we need to learn to live in it again. The ‘transition bridge’ idea is sometimes used to help mission workers. Although based on David Pollock’s book about Third Culture Kids the ideas are a... Continue Reading →

Musing about mission: When helping hurts

You can't have a discussion about mission, justice and poverty without some reference to When Helping Hurts: How to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor and yourself (Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert). Not everyone agrees with it but the book makes important claims and provides some helpful ways to think about this area. The companion... Continue Reading →

Book review: Christianity as a World Religion

Sebastian and Kirsteen Kim, Christianity as a World Religion: An Introduction 2nd Edn. Bloomsbury, 2016 Back in the last century when I was at theological college, I learned some church history. It helped me understand some of the progression of the early church, and the various movements and people which influenced British Church life. Inevitably... Continue Reading →

Global Mission futures

Under the cover of darkness, a statue of a Black Lives Matter protestor has been placed on the plinth where slave trader Edward Colston’s statue had been before it was thrown into the docks in Bristol. BBC news. A sign of changing times? Perhaps. The result you would expect a committee on a replacement statue... Continue Reading →

Black lives matter

Do we really need another post by a middle-aged white man? Probably not, but if the alternative is silence then my keeping quiet could indicate complicity (or refusal) which would be even worse. Nevertheless, in spite of this blog, the real choice I want to make is not a decision to speak but a decision... Continue Reading →

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